Sports  July 08, 2015
Sharapova looks to end 11-year drought against Serena
Serena Williams reacts during her match against BelarusSerena Williams fired a warning to Maria Sharapova ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final clash as the world number one admitted she saves her best performances for clashes with her fiercest rival.Williams and Sharapova meet on Thursday in the latest instalment of a bitter rivalry that took root on Centre Court in 2004 and still festers more than a de...  Full Story
No 'easy' way back for humiliated Brazil: Dunga
BrazilExactly a year after their 7-1 World Cup humiliation by Germany, Brazil's once all-conquering football team appears as lost as ever and, says coach Dunga, with no quick way back.Wednesday is the first anniversary of Brazil's shock exit from the tournament it was hosting and had been under huge pressure to win -- a defeat as traumatic as any in a co...  Full Story
Tour de France cobbles relief despite rider safety fears
The pack rides on cobblestones during the 223.5 km fourth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 7, 2015, between the Belgian city of Seraing and Cambrai, northern FranceRider safety fears proved to be a false dawn after the peloton survived the treacherous Tour de France cobbled fourth stage without losing any more bodies.Seven riders failed to report to the start of Tuesday's 223.5km fourth stage from Seraing in Belgium to Cambrai, with it's seven cobbled sectors totalling 13.3km, after crashing on Monday's third...  Full Story
Spieth wants Rory back soon as he bids for No. 1
Jordan Spieth of the United States speaks with the media after winning the 115th US Open Championship on June 21, 2015 in University Place, WashingtonReigning US Open and Masters champion Jordan Spieth said Tuesday he wants injured world number one Rory McIlroy healthy and playing as soon as possible while trying to overtake him.The 21-year-old American, playing at this week's US PGA John Deere Classic, would become the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win the US and British Opens and the...  Full Story
Caddie booted out of Women's Open over photos
Caddie Paul Fusco and Kim Sei-Young of South Korea celebrate her par save on the 16th green during the KPMG WomenThe caddie for 10th-ranked Kim Sei-Young of South Korea was kicked out of the US Women's Open on Tuesday after being discovered taking cell-phone photographs of course set-up documents.US Golf Association (USGA) officials said Paul Fusco had photos of internal notes on the course set-up. Details of pin placements and other details about specific co...  Full Story
I'm not on holiday vows Gerrard
Steven Gerrard stretches while training with his new teammates from the LA Galaxy during a training session open to the media in Carson, California on July 7, 2015Steven Gerrard vowed to prove critics of his move to the Los Angeles Galaxy wrong here Tuesday as he prepares to make his long-awaited debut for the Major League Soccer giants.The 35-year-old former Liverpool and England captain insisted he was motivated by the prospect of adding more silverware to his CV rather than a last bumper paycheck in the C...  Full Story
Stallings hit with three-month PGA Tour doping ban
Scott Stallings tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on July 2, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West VirginiaThe US PGA Tour hit Scott Stallings with a three-month doping suspension Tuesday after he told officials he had inadvertently taken a supplement that was on the banned list.The American became only the third player punished since the tour adopted the anti-doping policy in 2008 and the 30-year-old is the first tournament winner to receive a suspensi...  Full Story
England's Wilson gets five IndyCar races
Justin Wilson during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series on August 29, 2014 in Fontana, CaliforniaIndyCar veteran Justin Wilson, a seven-time winner in the open-wheel series, will race for Andretti Autosport for the final five events of the season, the team said Tuesday.The 36-year-old Englishman started in the second row of the Indianapolis 500 and also drove the road-course event at Indy in May for Michael Andretti's team, which fields full-t...  Full Story